COVID-19: Ghana's death toll hits 629; active cases now 5,145

COVID-19: Ghana's death toll hits 629; active cases now 5,145

- 18 more people succumbed to the virus

- This number has increased Ghana's coronavirus death toll to 629

- The country’s active case count is 5, 145

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Ghana's coronavirus death toll has hit 629 after 18 more people succumbed to the virus.

Per the latest update from the Ghana Health Service, 489 new cases have also been recorded as at February 28 and March 1 2021, bringing the country’s active case count to 5, 145.

So far, Ghana has recorded 85,239 total confirmed cases with 79,465 recoveries being recorded.

Ghana is currently vaccinating citizens against the virus within 43 districts, which are hotspots of the pandemic in the country.

COVID-19: Ghana's death toll hits 629; active cases now 5,145
COVID-19: Ghana's death toll hits 629; active cases now 5,145
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The Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western, Eastern and Central Regions continue to lead with the highest rate of infections.

Meanwhile, the Programme Manager on Immunization at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, has noted that a total of 30,500 Ghanaians have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of March 3, 2021.

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He noted that out of the 30,500, about 16,990 of them are males while 13,450 are females.

He said this in an interview with the media on the sidelines of the National Delegates Congress of Community Health Nurses, Ghana (CHNG) in Accra on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Dr. Amponsa-Achiano was elated about the turnout for the vaccination exercise saying it has so far been impressive.

He commended Ghanaians for coming out in their numbers to patronize the vaccines. He further disclosed that about 11,500 frontline health workers had also been vaccinated.

In other news, the National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, Sammy Gyamfi has come out hard at some big wigs in the party.

In a post shared on his Facebook page, he noted that the party has suffered great betrayal in the hands of Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin, Haruna Iddrissu, Muntaka Mubarak, and some other NDC MPs.

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